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Why Phuket Is the Best Place for a Family Trip

29 August 2017

A family vacation is a time of relaxation and entertainment. Phuket is where you’ll have plenty of opportunities for both, since it’s the perfect place to bond with your loved ones while enjoying the abundance of attractions and activities the island has to offer.

From picturesque beaches and water sport activities to amusement parks that will capture your children’s imagination, Phuket is your ideal destination for a family holiday in Thailand. Learn more about what you can do to make your vacation at Holiday Inn Resort Phuket unforgettable.

Dino Park

Dino Park is a paleolithic-themed park designed around 18 holes of mini-golf. Filled with life-sized replicas of dinosaurs, Dino Park is sure to keep the children entertained. Each hole has a different theme that is inspired by the prehistoric era and there’s also a Flintstones restaurant! If you’re looking to cool down with a drink while the kids play, Dino Park has its very own bar as well.  

Phuket Aquarium

The Andaman Sea is famous for its abundance of exotic marine life. At Phuket Aquarium, you can get up close to these fish without setting foot in the water. The main attraction is the tunnel, where you’ll see a horde of sting rays, sharks and more swimming overhead. Each exhibit will give the children fun and informative insights to the species on display.

Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay is arguably the most beautiful place to visit in Thailand, let alone Phuket. The most popular options family choose are the kayak and canoe tours, where you and the children can paddle towards the beautiful limestone rock formations and bask in the gorgeous caves. Families can also choose guided tours, which take you to the neighboring sites of James Bond Island and the Similan Islands as well. Whatever you do, don’t forget your camera.

Baan Telanka

Baan Telanka is perfect if you want your children to experience something completely out-of-the-ordinary. It’s an upside-down house with all the tables and furnishings hanging from the roof. Kids will love the maze-shaped garden and backyard, while there are also plenty of activities and puzzles to partake in.

Spa Treatments

One of the best things about travelling to Thailand is that the spa treatments and massages are a cut above. From massages on the beach to a session at a luxury spa, nothing spells indulgence quite like pampering yourself. At Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, you can enjoy a day of decadence at Tea Tree Spa. There are packages that cater especially for couples and families, so there’s no reason why you can’t bring the kids along.

Flying Hanuman

If your family are thrill-seeking types, Flying Hanuman is a must-visit. The zipline adventure park features intricate canopies and courses for you to experience in the jungle, amidst a gorgeous view of the ocean. They’re one of the most reputed adventure park operators, so you can rest assured that they place a premium on your safety.

Surf House Phuket

Always wanted to surf but have no idea where to start? Surf House is where you and the kids can learn to ride some waves. Boasting the only man-made waves in the South, prices are reasonable compared to surf courses at the beach. The sides and bottom of the pool are well-padded, which means it’s completely safe for children.  

Patong Go-Kart Speedway

Located just a few minutes’ drive from Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, Patong Go-Kart Speedway is a fantastic choice for a day with the family. The race track features a series of sharp curves and exciting bends for you to showcase your driving skills.


Zorbing is a thrilling activity that you’ve probably never tried. Participants enter a large plastic ball and stay upright while being rolled down a 190 M hill. It’s safe for children and is guaranteed to get your heart racing.

Kids Club

When you’re looking for some downtime at the hotel and want the kids to be entertained, there are few better places for the littles one than at our Kid’s Club. Complementary for all guests of Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, the center is open seven days a week and on select evenings. There are plenty of video games, board games and other activities to keep the children occupied at this family hotel in Phuket.

A family-friendly resort goes a long way to ensuring that your holiday in Phuket is fulfilling. At Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, you’ll have both luxury accommodation and rewarding activities for the children. View our special offers and book direct with us today.


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52 Thaweewong Road
Patong, Kathu,
Phuket 83150

+66 (0) 76 370 200

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The Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is located just opposite Patong Beach, just steps away from golden sands and within a short walk of Patong shopping, dining and entertainment. 

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